20 Celebrities Reveal How They Got Famous
Lil Wayne‘s celebrity big break isn’t too different from Brendon Urie’s musical success story. Wayne told The New Yorker he was discovered after leaving a chain of raps on Cash Money Records owner Bryan “Birdman” Williams‘s answering machine. Wayne met the label exec when he was only 11, and by age 14, Wayne had been brought into the Cash Money fold. He quit school to focus on his work, but later returned for his GED. Wayne now considers Birdman a father figure, with Birdman calling Wayne his son, and his Young Money label is a Cash Money imprint.